Converting 4.0 – Networkers met in April


Already for the 3rd time the delegates of the member companies of the Converting 4.0 network founded by KAMPF came together. From April 10th – 11th INOMETA GmbH had invited as host to Herford this time. The company produces roller tubes, winding cores and web guiding rollers, raster rollers and pressure adapters as well as versatile functional coatings. More than 60 specialists from the converting industry accepted the invitation and a lively exchange took already place at the come together meeting on the evening of April 10.

The organisation team asked the participants about their problems in the field of digitalisation and translated them into clear tasks for the following day. For this purpose the so-called problem framing was used.

The second day started with the opening by Lutz Busch, managing director of KAMPF, and with speeches by Holger Garbrecht, Cedric Tappe and Christof Schotten from AVANCO /INOMETA. After a keynote speech by Oliver Fläskämper on the subject of blockchain, the KAMPF Industrie 4.0 team presented news from the network.

As an introduction to the workshop part an impulse lecture followed on the topic “Innovation and Design Thinking” of the company Innodrei from Solingen.

After a break with many interesting conversations and new insights into the world of lightweight construction and coating technology, the individual group work started.

In seven different theme workshops, the participants discussed current issues such as: Digitalization in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), process data communication along the value chain, more effective cooperation in the network, the path to digital culture and others.

For the development of the solutions three hours were available in which the six phases of the Design Thinking method were consistently run through. Oliver Kruggel and Felix Heuer, cultural architects of Innodrei, accompanied this intensive experiment actively.

“The Design Thinking Speed Challenge inspired us, because you were all open and agile about the innovation process. The energy and passion in presenting your prototypes must now be put into practice together – according to the motto “Just do it”, Felix and Oliver summed up.

The feedback from the participants was consistently positive. Their common conclusion: “In times of change we need stable networks, like our Converting 4.0 network, which make innovations possible and thus shape the future in a forward-looking way”.

The next event at Windmöller und Hölscher in Lengerich is planned for mid-November.

Images: (Felix Kaczmarek) Impressions of the 3rd Converting 4.0 Network Meeting

The next event will take place at Windmöller und Hölscher in Lengerich


Another four more KAMPF machines for Fujian Billion, China

(KAMPF) f. l. t. r. Mr. Yang Yong Qiang/Engineer, Mr. Yuan Shen Peng/Engineer, Mr. Peng Qi Fei/General Manager, Mr. Wu Jin Biao/Executive Director and CEO, Mr. Markus Vollmer/Sales Director of Kampf Germany, Mr. Walter Andersch/Sales Manager of Kampf Germany; Mr. Samson Chong/Managing Director of Kampf

2019 got off to a successful start for KAMPF’s good long-standing relationship with Fujian Billion High-tech Material Industry CO. LTD. Fujian Billion invested in four new BOPET lines and again relies on KAMPF for its slitting and winding technology. After challenging negotiations, the contract between KAMPF and Fujian Billion for the supply of four Universal 89/12 slitting machines was signed. The slitters will be delivered in the middle of 2020.

In 2018, the successful film manufacturer ordered two Universal 64/14 TF for use in the production of optical films from KAMPF. Their delivery to China will take place in the 4th quarter of this year. These slitting machines are equipped with exclusive equipment, e.g. high-quality chrome rollers, which meet the high quality standards of Fujian Billion.

Fujian Billion High-tech Material Industry CO.LTD. was founded in 2011 by Billion Industrial Holding Limited. The company is one of the largest Chinese manufacturers of polyester films (BOPET). The products – functional polyester films – supply the high-quality domestic market and are used in packaging, complex printing, electronics, apparel decoration and more.

Between 2012 and 2014, Billion had already installed six high-performance KAMPF machines – four Universal 89/12 slitter, one Unislit II 630 and one Unislit II 635 – which reliably produce the highest roll quality.

KAMPF and Kampf LSF at Battery Show in Stuttgart

(KAMPF) Battery Show 2019 impressions

(KAMPF) KAMPF and Kampf LSF present many years of experience in the production and processing of anode and cathode materials as well as battery separator films.

KAMPF and Kampf LSF present their latest developments at the Battery Show 2019 in Stuttgart. The Battery Show is Europe’s largest trade fair for advanced battery technology. From 7 to 9 May, more than 400 exhibitors will present their latest design, production and manufacturing solutions from the entire battery supply chain. Together with Kampf LSF, KAMPF forms a competence centre with many years of experience in the manufacture and processing of anode and cathode materials as well as battery separator films. We look forward to welcoming you at booth 228.


ICE USA 2019 was successful

At the ICE USA in Louisville, Kentucky, the team of Kampf Machinery Corp. presented the extensive machine portfolio of Kampf slitting and winding technology to an international audience of experts. This fair for the converter industry took place from April 9th to April 11th, 2019 for the 5th time. The visitors of the KAMPF booth payed special attention to the new ConSlitter and its trend-setting design. Thank you to all visitors, thank you for your interest and your positive feedback.

f. l. t. r. Randy Wolf and James Gatcomb, Kampf Machinery Corp.

Image: (KAMPF) f. l. t. r. Randy Wolf and James Gatcomb, Kampf Machinery Corp. were pleased about interesting conversations at ICE USA

KAMPF will present a predictive maintenance application at Hannover Messe

At the PSI Automotive & Industry booth at Hannover Messe, KAMPF will present a predictive maintenance application – based on the integrative platform the@vanced – for the bearing of a winding station. Visitors can experience the data acquisition, supplemented by the KAMPF @dge Unit, and its evaluation and presentation in Hall 7, Stand A24.

Image: (KAMPF) Severin Landwein presents the KAMPF Predictive Maintenance solution at the Hannover Messe.

Severin Landwein presents the KAMPF Predictive Maintenance solution at Hannover Messe.

PSI Framework zur vorrausschauenden Wartung

25th anniversary of Kampf Hong Kong

(KAMPF) (f. l. t. r.) Andrew Luk, Sales Assistant KHK; Samson Chong, Managing Director KHK; Lutz Busch, CEO KAMPF; Vivian Yuen Sales Assistant KHK; Connie Hui, Sales Assistant KHK.


(KAMPF) f. l. t. r. Lutz Busch, CEO KAMPF; Samson Chong, Managing Director KHK.

To mark the 25th anniversary of Kampf Hong Kong Ltd. (KHK) on March 15th, Lutz Busch, CEO KAMPF, did not miss the opportunity to congratulate the employees personally. He expressed his thanks for the good cooperation as well as for the great engagement over the years at the handing over of the anniversary present. He also forwarded the greetings and good wishes of the colleagues at the headquarters in Wiehl. Congratulations!


The ICE 2019 will be exiting!


KAMPF to show the latest in automation, digitization and a remarkable exhibit

At ICE Europe 2019 in Munich, KAMPF will present its comprehensive range of services in the field of slitting and winding technology. Visitors receive information about KAMPF machines for the flexible processing of demanding materials and new products offered by KAMPF Lifecycle Service. Automation and digitization solutions, the integrative platform the@vanced together with a remarkable exhibit will be the focus of its ICE presentation.

Booth A6 710

Review of Plast Eurasia

The international trade fair for the plastics industry took place from 5. – 8. December 2018 in Istanbul. International exhibitors presented their latest trends, products and developments to an interested trade audience. The fair also served as an ideal platform for KAMPF to maintain existing partnerships and to establish further business contacts. At the booth of our sales partner BGM Makina Teknik Oliver Conrad, General Sales Manager Converting / Flexibles, presented the latest technical developments of KAMPF as well as the comprehensive product portfolio for the converter industry.

We thank all visitors for their interest.

Images (BGM)

  • Welcome to BGM booth at Plast Eurasia
  • Impressions BGM booth
  • v. l. t. r. Oliver Conrad; Burak Kökdemir, General Manager BGM Makina Teknik

    Welcome to BGM booth at Plast Eurasia

    Impressions BGM booth

    v. l. t. r. Oliver Conrad; Burak Kökdemir, General Manager BGM Makina Teknik

Seven KAMPF slitting machines for SRF

Image: (KAMPF) f. l. t. r. Amir Rezai (Senior Sales Manager KAMPF), Hari K. Singh (Executive Vice President & Head Global Operations ), Prashant Mehra (President & CEO, Packaging films Business), Lutz Busch (CEO KAMPF), Jai P. Chauhan (Senior Project Manager SRF), Markus Vollmer (Sales Director KAMPF), Ajay Sharma (General Manager Sales Kampf India)

The Indian film manufacturer SRF Limited ordered four KAMPF slitting machines for a new 10.6 m BOPET line in Budapest, Hungary. Two Universal 108/12 slitters and two Unislit 630 machines will be delivered in autumn 2019. SRF has decided to buy KAMPF slitting machines to meet the high quality demands of the European market.

SRF will also receive two Universal 108/12 slitters and one Unislit 630 at the end of 2019 for a new production facility in Thailand. A new 10.6 m BOPET line will be installed here. The plant with a production capacity of around 40,000 tons per year will be built at the existing site in Rayong in eastern Thailand and is scheduled for completion in around two years.

Represented by numerous subsidiaries in four countries, SRF offers a wide range of flexible packaging solutions from food to industrial applications. Equipped with state-of-the-art production facilities, SRF is one of the largest manufacturers of standard and special films made of BOPET and BOPP and exports packaging films to more than 90 countries.